The Labyrinth

At Trinity, we chose a continuous labyrinth, in which the center is the midpoint of the labyrinth, and at which point you stop and pray before continuing your journey back to the world. The labyrinth symbolically represents our lives. We walk backward and forwards through the circles of the labyrinth, stopping and praying along the way until we arrive at the place of centering worship where we pray and relate to the Most High God. 

Trinity episcopal church

Abbeville, South Carolina

When we feel strengthened enough to continue our journey, we leave that circle and go back and forth recognizing that continual prayer is the best way to make it through each and every day. We exit the labyrinth directing our prayer to and centering our hearts on God. 
Benches are provided to rest and pray. Plaques are provided with scripture verses to help you pray. If you don’t wish to walk the labyrinth, you are still welcome to come, read the scripture verses, and enjoy the peace of God. 


WALK. REST. PRAY.

Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 Church St., Abbeville, SC 29620
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 911, Abbeville, SC 29620
(864) 366-5186 / trinityabbsc@wctel.net

A place of centering prayer and meditation
“Come close to God, and God will come close to you…” 
James 4:8

WALK. REST. PRAY.
Walk the circles and pray. Sit and rest. Contemplate the wonders of life

and God’s Love and Mercy. This 45’ diameter brick and gravel construction

was built during the Summer and Fall of 2020. 

Parishioners and Friends of Trinity Church built this labyrinth with our own ideas, our own hands, and our own money as a place to Glorify God. It is available to all who wish to use it for centering prayer, humbly approaching God, and leaving to do His Will. 
This labyrinth is wheelchair accessible. Please contact the church if you would like to arrange for groups to use the labyrinth. 

WALK. REST. PRAY.

A prayer labyrinth is a way of coming closer to God. 
Prayer labyrinths are found in many places around the world. Early Christians recognized the psychological and spiritual centering of praying while walking in labyrinths. During the Middle Ages in Europe, many people recognized that they could not go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, so labyrinths were used as a substitute. 
While some prayer labyrinths involve walls or hedges, most involve simple lines painted, drawn, or formed out of stones on the ground. Ours is made of gravel and old bricks, including some from the church itself.